BEIJING: Russian second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova thrashed China's Peng Shuai 6-0, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the China Open tennis tournament.

Kuznetsova defeated her 20-year-old opponent in just 51 minutes.

The results: At Beijing (WTA China Open): Semifinals: Svetlana Kuznetsova bt Peng Shuai 6-0, 6-2; Amelie Mauresmo bt Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(3).

At Portoroz (WTA Slovenia Open): Quarterfinals: Maria Elena Camerin bt Martina Sucha 7-5, 5-7, 6-1; Emilie Loit bt Jarmila Gajdosova 6-3, 6-3; Tathiana Garbin bt Martina Muller 6-2, 7-5; Tamira Paszek bt Andreja Klepac 6-4, 6-2. Agencies

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